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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Organic labeling issues crop up
WCAX (Vt.) - 4/27/2013.
By Kyle Midura - There's a war of words brewing between local farmers. The beef isn't with each other though, it's over the term 'organic' and consumer confusion.
A Home-Based Business Opportunity That Started with Beekeeping
Mother Earth News - 4/26/2013.
By Samantha Burns - I didn't expect to catch “bee fever” when I first started beekeeping. The initial idea had been to aid in the pollination of our vegetable garden and to increase our family's self-sufficiency, but after my first summer as a beekeeper I was hooked.
Bee-harming pesticides banned in Europe
The Guardian [UK] - 4/26/2013.
By Damian Carrington - Europe will enforce the world's first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides linked to serious harm in bees, after a European commission vote on Monday.
Small farms on the rise in Maine despite challenges, industry poised for more gains
Penobscot Bay Press - 4/26/2013.
By Anne Berleant - "The story of agriculture in Maine in the last 15 years is that farms have found how to go around the middlemen and sell direct."
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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